Reasons why owning a home a Great Idea

Unchanging Monthly Housing Costs - When you rent, you can expect rent to increase every year – maybe even more often. But with a fixed rate mortgage when you own a home, monthly payments are relatively the same for 30 years. Even with adjustable rate mortgages, payments will remain within … [Read more...]

Hispanic Buyers: Upscale Latinos Provide Opportunity

If you are asked to imagine a Hispanic family, what comes to your mind? A low income family or do you think of Jennifer Lopez and her family.  Who are the Latinos/Hispanics moving into your marketplace? At the 2013 AHAA (Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies) Conference, they released a … [Read more...]

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Property Eligibility Map

http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/eligibilityAction.do USDA loans are insured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and their biggest feature is an option for "no money down" financing - you can finance 100% of a home's purchase price. USDA loans are the same as most other … [Read more...]

Pending Home Sales Up in April

Pending home sales improved in April and continues to be well above a year ago. Home contract activity is at the highest level since April 2010. Pending sales have been above year-ago levels for the past 24 months. NAR’s chief economist sees a familiar pattern developing.  “The housing market … [Read more...]

Distressed Homes

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